There’s a fun FREE SUNHAT with every issue this week. Major features inside include the inside story on England’s new match world champions, a British-record breaking fish, a top tackle shop closing down, full Kamasan British Open coverage, a GURU ace in action and July’s Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year.


Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers




* Avon Valley Summer League, Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, W. Sussex. Sun, 60, Match and Pamela’s lakes. Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon Black) 125-11-0, carp, long pole and maggot; Bob Emery (Arun Angling) 99-6-0, carp, maggot over groundbait; Eddie Green (Milo Borden Red) 89-12-0; Mark Harrington (Tubertini South) 84-4-0; Jeff Vallance (Preston Innovations Delcac) 76-13-0; Steve Peacock (Arun Angling) 74-0-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Delcac 53; Milo Borden Black 45; Tubertini South 43; Arun Angling 39. League: Preston Innovations Delcac 211; Tubertini South 209; Milo Borden Black 206; Arun Angling Black 188.

* Guildford Angling Centre Summer League, Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sun, 30, Gold Lake. Shaun Sylvester (Guildford Angling Centre) 178-10-0, 33 carp, pellet waggler and bomb/pellet; Peter Franklin (Guildford Angling Centre) 177-2-0; Martin Johnson (Guildford Angling Centre) 166-12-0; Phil Morris (Godalming AS) 140-6-0.

* London AA Canal Benevolent, Grand Union Canal, Hemel Hempstead to Northchurch. Sun, 55. Derek Brown (Freemasons) 66-14-0, bream, poled worm and caster, new record weight for LAA canal championship; Lee Fitt (The Globe) 28-2-0; Chrissy McLoughlin (Freemasons) 25-10-0; Chrissy Spencer (Edmonton and Tottenham) 17-13-0; Gal Neale (Edmonton and Tottenham) 14-7-0; Kevin Shaw (Stort Valley Saints) 13-3-0. Teams: Freemasons A 45; Edmonton and Tottenham A 42; Stort Valley A 35.

* Maver Match This Qualifier, Stafford Moor, Winkleigh, Devon. Sat, 62. Dave Stockton (Haines Angling) 117-7-0, 22 carp, waggler and pellet shallow, peg 8 Woodpecker; Dan Squire (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 112-1-0; Trev Senior (Salisbury) 102-5-0; Colin Horwood (Brum) 96-8-0; James Knight (Salisbury) 77-12-0; Jamie Burt (London) 77-2-0.

* Nick Punchure Memorial, Hartleylands Farm, Cranbrook, Kent, Sat, 59. Derek Gladwin (Preston Innovations Delcac) 354-5-0, carp, poled pellet in margins, peg 8 Nick’s Lake; Jeff Vallance (Preston Innovations Delcac) 297-15-0; Pete Upperton (Middy) 242-10-0; Mick McMillan (Preston Innovations Delcac) 234-12-0; Mick Vincent (Browning) 212-2-0.

* Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm Snake Lake, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 54. Geoff Woods (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 175-2-0 carp to 12 lb, dead maggot over groundbait tight to far bank; Mo Brown (Bowlers) 164-14-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 140-0-0; Dean Swift (Sonubaits) 128-14-0; Graham Dack (Middy) 101-8-0; Pete Steward (Browning Wickford) 99-4-0.
* Reading and District Preservation Cup & Claw Scaffold Trophy, River Kennet, beats 2 and 5, Berks. Sun, 55. Eddy Cichocki (Reading Civil Service) 13-3-0, one carp plus bits, stick float and casters; Graham Hawkins (Prestcold AC) 10-9-0; Chris Bowman (Bracknell Avocets) 9-13-0; Tony Tibble (South Reading AC) 7-2-0; Geoff Eley (Prestcold AC) 6-9-0; Steve O’Keeffe (RBL Tilehurst) 6-9-0.

* Riverfest Qualifier, Bristol Avon, Newbridge and Saltford. Sun, 58. Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 29-11-0, two bream on the bomb plus hybrids and roach on poled hemp, peg 49 Newbridge; Richard Chave (Colmic) 23-12-0; Rob Giles (Browning SW) 21-6-0; Jamie Robbins (Shakespeare) 18-8-0; Dean Stacey (Amigos) 16-13-0; Steve Williams 15-12-0. Qualifiers: Power, Chave, Chris Parr (Sensas Thyers) 14-9-0.

* Tony Rixon Float Only League, Sedges Fishery, Bridgwater, Somerset. Sun, 40. Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 162-8-0, 40 carp, meat at 13m, new lake record; Des Shipp (Preston Innovations) 147-4-0; Scott Puddly (Somerset) 141-9-0; Tom Mangnall (Mosella) 114-10-0; Bela Bakos (Silverfox) 114-4-0; Paul Elmes (Flip Flop) 110-9-0. Silvers: Dave Haines (Amalgamation) 23-14-0.

* Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 35. Bruce Welfare (Bowlers) 226-12-0, maggot in margins, Horseshoe peg 14; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 177-8-0; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 176-4-0; Jordon Briant (Tylers Common) 170-8-0; Martin Armfield (Bowlers) 159-0-0; Mark Brown (Debden) 158-2-0.

Results of smaller matches and midweekers


Avon Angling, Acorn Fishery, Somerset. Wed, 13, Paddock Lake. Dean Malin (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 327-15-0, carp, Method feeder and poled pellets in margins, peg 9, new match record; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 230-14-0; Mark Poppleton (MFS) 203-11-0; Mark Walsh (Clevedon) 136-14-0; Bob Gullick (Garbolino BVMG) 135-11-0. Silvers: Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 43-8-0.

Back Arun, Arundel, Sussex. Sun, 15. Kevin Parker (Apollo) 71-8-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 19; Anthony Parker (Back Arun) 62-4-0; John Money (Back Arun) 54-4-0; Bruce Goulding (SAS Chichester) 51-0-0.

Bait Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Thurs, 39. Martin Lenihan (Avon Angling) 246-8-0, carp, poled pellet shallow down edge, peg 135 Campbell; Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 220-9-0; Alan Perkins (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 220-3-0; Ashley Tompkins (Tackle UK) 206-2-0; Mark Poppleton (MFS) 163-12-0; Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 158-13-0. Silvers: Paul Greenwood (Bait Tech Viaduct) 57-8-0. Sat, 18, Cary. Mark Wynne (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 192-10-0, carp, poled meat, peg 105; Martin Preston (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 177-11-0; Nicky Ewers (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 137-8-0; Matt Skymes (Wilts AC) 92-14-0. Silvers: Matt Skymes 38-12-0. Sun, 14. Lodge. Ray Hayward (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 169-11-0, carp to 17lb, poled meat, peg 61; Dave Romain (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 152-4-0; Gary O’Shea (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 147-4-0; Mark Leader (Maver) 105-1-0. Silvers: Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 43-12-0.

Bathampton AA Over 55s/Disabled, Withy pool, Hunstrete, Avon. Thurs, 22. Bob Price (Bristol) 61-5-0, carp plus a few skimmers, poled bread and pellet, peg 42; Martin Alexander (Bristol) 58-6-0; Pete Phillips (Keynsham) 56-6-0; Pete Greenslade (Bristol) 55-14-0; Ray Bazeley (Topline Tours) 55-2-0; John Smith (Bristol) 54-6-0. Silvers: Dave Bacon (Bath) 28-8-0.

BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall , Sun. Billy’s Pool, 11. Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 110-4-0, carp to 6 lb, short pole, sweetcorn and pellet, peg 30; Kevin Waldren (BK Fisheries) 100-0-0; Chris Mawer (Nightingale AC) 88-0-0; Adrian Holland (BK Fisheries) 86-0-0; D. Cunliffe (BK Fisheries) 61-12-0; M. Carruthers (BK Fisheries) 48-2-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 19. Jeff Church (Matchpack Angling Direct) 248-0-0, Wood Lake peg 4; Graham Garnham (Colemans) 230-0-0; Les Hart (Colemans) 228-0-0; Gavin Bridge (Cariers) 204-0-0.

Dorchester AC, Bait-Tech Viaduct. Sun, 18, Campbell Lake. Steve Crowford (Dorchester) 236-2-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 112; Terry Niblett (Dorchester) 200-2-0; Nick White (Dorchester) 160-10-0; Steve Sidworth (Dorchester) 157-8-0. Silvers: Nick White 44-10-0.

Dynamite Oakfield, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Sun. Red Kite Pool, 20. Joff Rogers (Frenzee/GOT Baits) 117-5-0, carp to 5 lb, poled worm and maggot, peg 19; Steve Nicholls (Dynamite Oakfield) 103-5-0; Chris Timms (Dynamite Oakfield) 96-6-0; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern Baits/GOT Baits) 96-4-0; Dave Howe (Dynamite Baits Oakfield) 90-3-0; Simon Edwards (GOT Baits) 88-3-0.

Garbolino Bolingey, White Acres residents, Cornwall. Fri, 20. Brett Nicholas (White Acres) 270-10-0, carp, poled pellet shallow and in margins, peg 18; Phil Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 255-15-0; Matt Tones (Dulux) 200-8-0.

Godalming AC, Marsh Farm, Surrey. Wed, 11. Mick Cook (Apollo) 47-0-0, tench, poled paste; Dave Lewis (Milo Bordon) 45-0-0; Derek White (Apollo) 42-0-0.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sat, 18, Gold Lake. John Light (Springlakes) 221-14-0, carp, splash wagglered pellets; Charlie Dalton (Springlakes) 209-10-0; Ben Leach (Daiwa Dorking) 142-12-0; Rob Harvey (Garbolino Banstead) 142-4-0. Sun. Charlie Dalton (Springlakes) 109-0-0, method and pellets; Marcus Page (Sonubaits Passies) 71-6-0; Malcolm Bond (Springlakes) 49-6-0; Paul Hiller (Daiwa Dorking) 46-8-0; Myles Levy (Bag’em) 46-8-0.

Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Tues, 10. Steve Brindley 129-8-0, carp, feedered pellet, peg 28 Phase 3; Chas Ward (Gwinear) and Terry Brindley both 86-4-0. Sun, 14. Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 76-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 36 Phase 2; Alan Wright (Bradshaw Fisheries) 67-0-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 65-12-0; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 64-2-0; Ian Crinion (Bradshaw Fisheries) 62-8-0.

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How End Fisheries Two Day Festival, Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire. Sat, 20, Yasi’s Pool. Nick Darke 142-8-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn; Pete Bailey 126-3-0. Dani’s Pool; Alan Oakes 61-5-0; Barry Smith 57-13-0. Sun, 20. Yasi’s: Alan Oakes (MFS) 86-3-0; Mark Lewis  67-15-0. Dani’s. Pete Bailey 98-4-0; Dave Carter (Stevenage) 93-4-0. Overall: Alan Oakes 16 points; Pete Bailey (Barston) 15; Paul Law, Barry Smith and John Bradshaw all 14.

Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts. Tues, 14, Match Lake. Mark Ponting (Ivy House) 85-0-0, carp and silvers, poled worm, peg 34; Mark Ogbourne (New Century) 51-0-0; Paul Ogbourne (New Century) 48-0-0. Sat, 22. Dick Young (Ivy House) 69-0-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 2; Chris Cotterell (Ivy House) 61-7-0; Frank Domachie (Browning Cotswold) 55-10-0; Alan Smith (Ivy House) 54-0-0. Silvers: Andy Lord (Glenfall AC) 10-3-0. Sun, 7. Match lake. Joe Thompson (Ivy House) 50-3-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 10; Jerry Cambridge (Ivy House) 29-12-0.

KC Angling, River Thames, Molesey. Mon, 12.Andy Love (Love Machine) 3-7-0, roach and perch, waggler and maggots; Ray Tingley (Epsom AC) 2-12-0; Andy Rogers (Guildford AC) 2-0-0.

Kingston Rodbenders, River Thames, Kingston. Thurs, 15. Dave Hurry (Comptons Baits) 20-10-0, one carp, bomb & white boilie; Russ Berryman (Apollo) 5-7-0; Les Hemmings (Surbiton AC) 3-7-0.

Marazion AC, Oakside Fishery. Sun, 11. Gary Smith (Marazion) 11-4-0, skimmers, poled corn at 5m, peg 13; John Wilson (Newtown Angling) 9-14-0; Ron Hurst (Garbolino Bolingey) 8-15-0.

MBK Leisures, Coloured Ponds, Rake , Sussex , Thurs. 8. Dave Steer (MBK Leisures) 86-0-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn, Pond 2, peg 14; Karter Whittock (MBK Juniors) 76-4-0; Matt Dummer (MBK Leisures) 55-2-0; Daren Robson (MBK Leisures) 40-8-0; Dave Lewis (Milo Bordon) 37-12-0. Sat. Junior Open, 24. 9 – 12 years: Jacob Fleet (Bordon) 67-10-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet; Karter Whittock (Froyle) 61-10-0; Jack Bonnett (Waterlooville) 27-10-0. 13 – 16 years: James Bonnett (Waterlooville) 32-12-0; Joseph Orriss (Liss) 30-12-0; Alfie Peacham ( Portsmouth ) 17-15-0. Under-9s. Ryan Hinkley (Petersfield) 6-8-0; Maisy Eastman (Petersfield) 3-10-0; Joshua Ferre (Leigh Park) 3-2-0.

MD Builders, Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerset. Sat, 18, Campbell Lake. Steve Deulin (MD Builders) 134-3-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 127; Colin Bishop (MD Builders) 125-0-0; Les Mitchell (MD Builders) 121-3-0; Bernie Young (MD Builders) 91-11-0.

Mid Cornwall Fishery, Summercourt. Thurs, 6. Harry Billing (Garbolino) 136-12-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 23 Joans. Sun, 7. Keith Rowlandson (Barns) 59-12-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 15 Neil’s; Mick Ashcroft (Barns) 49-9-0. League Winner: Mick Ashcroft.

White Acres, Newquay, Conrwall. Mon, 18, Twin Oaks. Phil Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 242-12-0, carp, Method feeder and pellet/paste in the margins, peg 12; John Jones (Fiveways AC) 210-1-0; Brandon Pelling (Ashton Angling) 129-14-0; Jamie Jones (Maver Gold) 116-15-0; Ben Hart (White Acres) 112-14-0. Wed, 31, Twin Oaks and Acorn. Declan McCullagh (Huddersfield) 135-6-0, carp, paste at 5m, peg 11 Twin Oaks; Steve Arnold (Wolverhampton) 120-13-0; Jim Standish (Wigan) 107-4-0; Trevor Faulkner (Hazelwell) 105-8-0; Dave Allcock (Blake Hall) 101-4-0; Adam Hayden (Pye AC) 98-13-0. Thurs, 51, Marukyu Rover. Declan McCullagh (Huddersfield) 137-6-0, carp, poled paste, peg 8 Twin Oaks; Phil Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 124-0-0; Trev Sellars (Churnet Valley) 111-13-0; Mark Smith (Epsom) 108-1-0; Bill Pitman (White Acres) 102-0-0; Phil Southgate (Hazelwell) 99-3-0. Ladies: Karen Sellars 84-2-0. Juniors: Elliott Mavers 85-2-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 19. John Ward (Willow Park) 18-2-0, carp, poled paste; Gary Smith (Catch 22) 16-2-0; Dave Winterbourne (Tumbling Bay) 15-2-0. Sat, 17. Peter Martin (Willow Park) 79-0-0, carp, poled paste; Micky Sutton (Willow Park) 76-6-0;Ian Gregory (Oxhey Angling) 75-8-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 20, Old Snake Lake. John Oliver (Wylands) 67-6-0, carp, poled meat and corn; Mark Richardson (Wylands) 67-0-0; Carlton Easter (Iden Wood Fishery) 52-0-0; Pat Helder (Wylands) 49-12-0; Mick Wells (Sensas South East) 48-6-0.


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